Basia: Three Short Stories

Poland2023documentary30'Konkurs polski (2023)

‘I have decided to die this year,’ jokes Basia, who does not look like someone who turned 80. She fulfils herself in her role of a grandmother, mother and sister as well as on stage. The camera captures her preparations to the performance of her life. In the meantime, she meets her loved ones bestowing her attention as well as extraordinary energy and passion on them. Imperceptibly, art permeates everyday actions, which creates a remarkably intimate and personal story about passing experienced in the first person, the culmination of which is the protagonist’s performance in the finale.

directed by
Mateusz Pietrak, portret reżysera
Mateusz Pietrak

A graduate of DOK PRO documentary course at Wajda School. He is finishing his diploma thesis in philosophy at the University of Warsaw. He was professionally connected for several years with the Iluzjon Cinema and the National Film Archive - Audiovisual Institute.

Paweł Kozak
Mateusz Pietrak
Monika Skrzeczyńska, Barbara Zgorzalewicz - Fryźlewicz, Julia Fryźlewicz, Marcin Fryźlewicz
Daniel Adamczyk
Katarzyna Kowalczyk, Jacek Pająk
Olga Bejm
Filip Marczewski, Katarzyna Madaj-Kozłowska (Wajda Studio Sp. z o.o.)
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